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Shropshire - Market Drayton

Registered Veterinary Nurse Tern Vets Stafford St, Market Drayton TF9 1HX, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Posted on: 8 Feb 2024

Registered Veterinary Nurse required at Tern Vets, Market Drayton

Job Description

Registered Veterinary Nurse
Tern Vets, Market Drayton and Newport
Salary up to £30,000 depending on experience

Here at Tern Vets, we are looking for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our team! Your duties will include a mix of medical and surgical nursing responsibilities, nurse consults, cattery and kennels management, inpatient management, drug ordering and dispensing. This role is split between our Market Drayton and Newport sites.


The rota


This is a full-time permanent role working five 8 hour shifts per week. There will be 1 in 4 Saturday mornings from 8:30am-12:00pm. Our emergency cover is provided by vets now and any out of hours work is exclusively for inpatients. Our nurses currently do a 1 in 8 out of hour inpatient rota for nights and weekends. We are happy to offer flexible working options to fit around your lifestyle ensuring you have the perfect work/life balance.


About Tern Vets

Tern Vets is a friendly, supportive and experienced team environment. We work across 2 sites 13 miles apart, both surgeries are fully equipped with xray, scanners, laparoscopy, endoscopes etc. We also have a farm and equine practice working out of our Market Drayton surgery. There has been a veterinary surgery in our original Market Drayton site for over 100 years. Our surgeries in the market towns of Market Drayton and Newport are approximately 1 hours from Birmingham and Manchester airports and half an hour from the larger towns of Shrewsbury and Telford. Sitting on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border is the beautiful peak district and the Shropshire Hills are equally accessible.


Come and join our fantastic team!


Across both sites have 11 Veterinary Surgeons (mixture of full and part time), 6 qualified Nurses, 2 Student Nurses and 10 support team members. We have certificate holders in Small Animal Medicine, Cardiology, Feline Medicine and Surgery. We are happy to consider candidates of any experience and we can support new graduates and would equally welcome more experienced applicants.

The team has been involved in challenges such as the 3 peaks and the Coniston Challenge for charity and we have several keen marathon runners in our midst.


Our cheerful and friendly team are partial to tea and cake, a good night out or in and a cuddle with any puppy or kitten that comes through the door!


Because our employees matter


We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from –

 Work-life balance

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave
  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
  • Your birthday as a paid day off




  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing, including discounted gym membership
  • Non-accidental injury support




  • £550 CPD allowance for 24 hours paid pro rata
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme


Professional Memberships


  • VDS cover
  • RCVS fees




  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension 5% Employee/3% Employer


As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

To apply, please email your CV to Gavin at or call 07870503802 for more information. Reference BH11183.

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